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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse Reserve de la Comtesse 2000

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Parker review: A spectacular effort, this is a profound Pichon Baron and clearly my favorite<br/>vintage of this wine since the 1989 and 1990. An inky purple color offers up<br/>notes of barbecue spices intermixed with new saddle leather, creme de cassis,<br/>melted licorice, creosote, and a hint of vanilla. The wine is full-bodied,<br/>tremendously concentrated, with sweet tannin and a seamless finish that goes on<br/>for close to one minute. This wine has great purity, tremendous texture, and<br/>fabulous upside potential. This is a prodigious 2000! <br/>(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr 03)

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Wine was one of the biggest productions and source of enrichment in the roman empire. This trade was the most important one, as the italy could not assume its own consuption. The culture of the vines itself was different : different sorts of pergolas, vines growing on trees and another philosophy of the plant considering as it was more than a vegetal. Sometimes vines were married with trees to... Read more
Wine was one of the biggest productions and source of enrichment in the roman empire. This trade was the most important one, as the italy could not assume its own consuption. The culture of the vines itself was different : different sorts of pergolas, vines growing on trees and another philosophy of the plant considering as it was more than a vegetal. Sometimes vines were married with trees to take their strength. Many sorts of wines existed in roman antiquity, from ones from a single place, family of wines with local interpretations or aromatised recipes. Two things let the use of drinking wine growing : creation of a social hierarchy in Rome and use of wine as a medicine. As important and rich people tryed to be unique and receive there hosts with luxury, some famous people have elaborated a taste hierarchy between the wines. As many authors described the use of wine in medicine and prescribe different wines for each disease, Pline tell one of is friends to drink a glass af mulsum every morning to keep youth. Read less

Member Reviews for Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse Reserve de la Comtesse

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Snooth User: jaws1970
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5.00 5
10/12/2008

Another French wine which was introduced to me by my brother in law, who got me hooked on Lynch Bages. He grew up in Bordeaux, so he should know. I tried this with him in Asia at a wine tasting and it was my favorite of the night. And, because of its price, is a bottle I might actually buy myself on a regular basis.


Snooth User: fredsco
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5.00 5
12/13/2011

This wine requires several hours of decanting but it is so worth the wait. I thought the first sip after 2 hours was solid. 2 hours later it was absolutely phenomenal. Wonderfully smooth with a long, beautiful finish. There are hints of fruit and smokey vanilla both in the smell and taste. A truly impressive wine.


External Reviews for Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse Reserve de la Comtesse

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/20/2010

(80% new oak) Full medium ruby. Expressive aromas of currant, minerals, tobacco, leather and grilled nuts. Opulent, seamless and deep, but with lovely acidity giving clarity to the flavors. This really explodes in the mouth. Very long, rich and expre... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Pichon-Longueville Baron 1500ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Wow. This shows so much ripe fruit and berry character with just the right hint of lead pencil and spice. Full-bodied and very chewy. Big and powerful. Beautiful wine. Superb. Best after 2012.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A balanced, early-drinking red. Beautiful blackberry and mineral aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Best after 1999.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Very distinctive, bursting with earthy, smoky berry flavors and notes of tar and mineral. The tannins are full and velvety. It delivers a lot, and has a long, firm finish. Almost outstanding.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/18/2014

A spectacular effort, this is a profound Pichon Baron and clearly my favorite vintage of this wine since the 1989 and 1990. An inky purple color offers up notes of barbecue spices intermixed with new saddle leather, creme de cassis, melted licorice, creosote, and a hint of vanilla. The wine is full-bodied, tremendously concentrated, with sweet tannin and a seamless finish that goes on for close to one minute. This wine has great purity, tremendous texture, and fabulous upside potential. This is a prodigious 2000! Anticipated maturity: 2008–2028.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Fantastic aromas of currants berries and hints of minerals. Cool and sleek. Full-bodied with a lovely underbelly of ripe fruit and medium silky tannins. Best Pichon Baron I have tasted since 1990... Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Good full red-ruby. Complex nose combines plum mocha minerals tobacco and burnished oak. A bit tight on entry then expands and explodes toward the back showing dense insinuating flavors of black fruits and licorice. Chewy sharply delineated Pichon-Baron with excellent underlying backbone and broad palate-coating tannins. An outstanding vintage for this estate. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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<p>This Bordeaux was blended form the village of Pauillac. The Les Tourelles is a Merlot based blend with cabernet sauvignon and cab franc. On the nose you get leather and subtle notes of sawdust mixed with dark fruit. The palate is soft and deep with a calm power to it, which is apparent on the finish with the gripping tannins. The finish stays with you for some time but falls away gracefully. Highly recommended with fish meals and fruit. Cheers!&nbsp;</p>

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